We would like to thank you, our amazing customers, for your continued support and for voting us Diablo Magazine Best of the East Bay - Plant Nursery. Tom and I want you to know how much we enjoy serving your gardening needs. We feel very lucky to have a garden center in such a vibrant area, with such amazing clientele. A big thank you to our team of professionals that keep the nursery looking and running so beautifully. Here's to many more years of growing together.
Tom Courtright & Kathy Courtright-Rondini
TERRO ANT KILLER
Kills ants, fire ants, cockroaches, fleas and other unwanted insects. The easy-to-use shaker bag allows you to protect the perimeter of your home without handling the product.
30% off 3lb bag through July 23rd while supplies last.
Excellent for small patios, decks, condos and apartments, anywhere you'd like to grow vegetables, herbs or flowers. The Elevated Garden Bed eliminates bending over while gardening. 50% off while supplies last.
Check daily and harvest early (if harvesting for pickling, even earlier). Timing and length will vary with variety. The fruits should be firm and smooth. Overripe cucumbers can be very bitter or pithy, even before they start to turn yellow.
Most apples are ready to pick when they separate easily from the tree. Lift and gently rotate the apple upward to avoid damaging the spur. You can also cut open an apple and look at the seed color. When the seeds turn dark brown, the apples are ready, but taste is the best indicator. Cool weather or low light (for example, during foggy weather) during ripening can affect color. If you are harvesting apples for root cellar storage, pick them when firm-ripe.
Baby Apple Galette
This recipe is from the Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture
An extra delicious enhancement when your putting together your cheese platter.
- Garlic Chives
We've tasted a lot of olive oils but here's one that stands out - Robbins Family Farm, in San Luis Obispo, makes olive oil varietals from their own olive ranch - and to compliment the oil, imports killer Balsamic Vinegars. Robbie Robbins, his wife Patti and their kids are completely involved in creating amazing tastes. The olives are harvested using traditional olive rakes and chest buckets, lovingly blended and bottled without preservatives.
The labels on the bottle are created from Patti's original art - be sure to read the stories behind the paintings, they enhance the magic of their product.
Robbins Family Farm's Balsamic Vinegars come from Modena. They have all been aged over 18 years, giving each a thick sweet flavor similar to a reduced balsamic. 100% naturally flavored with fruit purees or citrus peel.
We'll be sampling Robbins Family oils and vinegars this week-end. Please stop by for a taste, or two!
Wreaths on your front door make your home look warm and inviting. Add a gorgeous array of colors and textures with one of our handmade summer wreaths. Stop by the Flower Shop to see the new and amazing one-of-a-kind silk wreaths.
Pacific Horticulture Summer 2014
The new issue of Pacific Horticulture has arrived in the Garden Shop. In this issue, a deeper look into the role parks and public landscapes play in our lives is highlighted through articles on Lake Merritt gardens, gardens in the heart of Los Angeles, Pine Arboretum at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Washington Park Arboretum. Sedum, clematis, and yellow colored plants are explored for use in the garden. Delve into a timely article on rainwater harvesting and many more interesting features.
Colorful Art Tiles
If you are looking to brighten up a dull and boring area of your home, inside or out, we've got just what you need. Orchard's colorful Ceramic Art Tiles are just the ticket. These unique hand painted ceramic art tiles are hand crafted, hand glazed, and kiln-fired to show the most vibrant colors of ceramic arts.
Due to the slow firing and cooling nature of the process, our products can take sunlight, moisture, stain, heat, and the color will remain the same. This superior durability makes them great for applications such as hotplates as well as both indoor and outdoor display.
For convenience, the art tiles come with backings which enable them to stand by themselves like picture frames or be hung on the wall with a nail.
For people that want to permanently mount the tiles, the backings of the tiles can be easily removed by soaking them in water overnight. Due to the durable nature of the tiles, they can also be used in table tops, back splashes, shower walls and counter-tops.
These tiles can be easily cleaned with water or Windex.
All cast concrete fountains are 25% off in July.
Ceramic and resin fountains are not included in the sale. Limited to stock on hand.
Delivery and Set Up is not discounted.
Check out the Flower Shop and Xmas Sales in the area by the potted roses! And stop by the Lazy K back porch for wonderful bargains. Items are 50-75% off. Hurry in for best selection. Use your Bonus Bucks for extra savings!
It's time to find the Bonus Bucks that you earned in March and April! Use Bonus Bucks like cash to pay for up to 50% of your purchase, before tax. Spend them in July!
Master Nursery Planting Mix
Buy 3 bags, Get the 4th bag free through the month of July!
Black Forest Organic Compost is an organic blend of composted & screened forest humus (redwood & fir bark). It's a great soil conditioner for anywhere in the garden - fortified with iron and nitrogen, but will not deplete soil of pre-existing nitrogen. Black Forest is also great for mulching -- it loosens hard, compacted soils to improve drainage & increases moisture retention.